My Junky Vintage Christmas Tree

Hi everyone! I’ve got another Christmas project for you today. If you missed Monday’s post, I gave a tutorial on how to make some darling angels out of toilet paper tubes. Not one single vintage thing about them, but they were fun to make and sometimes, that’s enough. Today’s project, on the other hand, is all about vintage. I reclaimed an old cupboard door, some yardsticks, and a few other vintage-y odds and ends and made myself a Christmas tree.

Ruler Christmas Tree at Adirondack Girl @ HeartI’m lucky I have an electric miter saw, so I could cut all my wood pieces to size fairly easily.

Old cupboard doorI decided to use this cupboard door I bought at a garage sale with my sweet friend Nancy a few years ago. We each bought one for just a dollar(!).

Ruler Christmas Tree at Adirondack Girl @ HeartThen I collected some yard sticks and other long pieces of junk that I thought would look good together, including a broken, yellow folding rule and two red hack saw blades. After cutting, I simply glued everything in place.

Ruler Christmas Tree at Adirondack Girl @ HeartThis antique wooden level (bottom) adds some interest.

Ruler Christmas Tree at Adirondack Girl @ Heart I’m sure there are all sorts of junky odds and ends that could be incorporated into this project. I chose things that I had at hand. What would you use to “build” your Christmas Tree?

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Ruler Christmas Tree at Adirondack Girl @ Heart

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  1. I love it. Your junky Christmas tree ts a perfect project for all those rulers and yardsticks we collect!

  2. I am loving this tree! I actually started collecting yardsticks to make one of these but the prices went up around here so I stopped buying them. All of your elements fit beautifully together. I love the level, looks great! xokathleen

  3. Great project….lol, however…I’m lucky if I can find any of my measuring thingies when I need one….but I will be on the lookout for them now…grins, thanks Sandi

  4. Oh my! How great is this! I love it, so easy and simple. I would have never thought of using yard sticks to make a tree like this!

  5. I LOVE your yard stick Christmas Tree Diana – so stink’n ADORABLE! Pinned to share ☺

  6. I love your tree Diana! Especially love that you incorporated an old level into it. This is my kind of tree!

  7. Diana, absolutely love your funky junk tree! In fact, I am pinning it to my funky junk Christmas board. Love how you used other items besides just yardsticks. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  8. Excellent—that’s a great idea! My dad is a carpenter…I’d love to make one of those and save some of those special memories!

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  11. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! I am so happy you shared your lovely post at the #fleamarketfriday party! I will be featuring it later today, come back and share again! Have a great weekend….Brooke

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  13. Great project, Diana. Love the end result! (trying to catch up a bit on my favorite blogs and saw your project featured on Brooke’s party!).

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  15. I ABSOLUTELY adore this, Diana! So creative. Thanks for linking it up to my “Thrifty & Vintage Finds” link party!

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